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Dayton 'Disappointed' That Target (Founded By His Family) Donated To Pro-Emmer Group

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As we've reported before, Target's involvement with MN Forward triggered a political backlash in this liberal state, and especially from gay rights activists, due to Emmer's right-wing social positions. The company said it was supporting MN Forward (and by extension Emmer) because of economic issues -- and also touted its own positive corporate policies on gay rights -- but the matter has caused enough controversy that the CEO has apologized. In addition, several large shareholders in the company are demanding a review of the company's political donation processes, in order to avoid future embarrassment.

The TPM Poll Average currently has Dayton leading Emmer and the Independence Party's Tom Horner by 44.2%-33.6%-9.9%.